Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Winter is Coming - 2012

October always seems like a transition period and it sucks! It's no longer summer, but winter hasn't set in and the powder is by no means knee deep... That is until this year! For the Northern Hemisphere Winter is fast approaching. The lights are already on way before most leave work and the T-shirts and short skirts have been replaced by double layers and jeggings - whatever the hell they are!?

It appears that some areas are receiving their first significant dumpings of snow and we've put together a selection of photos from around the world to whet your appetite for the coming season. By January we're hoping the powder should be better than ever!

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Park is opening up its lifts this weekend! On Saturday, October 20, Kitzsteinhorn kicks off the 2012/13 freestyle season and will be hosting Nitro & Volcom Season Warm-up a three weeks later on the 11th November.  If you're in the area, or have a craving to hit the slopes be sure to check it out!

At the opening, the Glacier Park (2,900 metres) presents 2 jib lines with flat-down industry, flat rail, flat-down rail, single bar down rail and banana rail as well as a kicker line with 6-metre down riffle, 7-metre kicker and 9-metre wave box. The Easy Line offers flat box, rainbow box and mini kicker. In the course of the next weeks, the Glacier Park will be extended; you can find the current set-up at www.snowpark.kitzsteinhorn.at.

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Park - Austria

Levi Ski resort - Finland - 26th October

Méribel - They received 30cm+ of snow over the weekend (24/26th October) Things are looking good! - France

Courchevel - France - Snow cover 28 cm at Courchevel & 42 cm at La Saulire - 28th October

Montgenèvre - France - October 15th

Webcam from the top station at Les Arcs - France  - October 17th

Even Scotland is getting in on the action! Cairngorm Mountain - Scotland - 16th October

Chamonix Web Cam - France - 17th October

Top of Aosta Valley - Italy - 17th October

Laax - Switzerland - 15th October

Stubia Glacier received 60cm of snow last night! - Tirol - 17th October

Looks like fun! Val Thorens - France - October 15th

   

Billy Morgan - Hintertux - Austria - 17th October

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America

The East Coast of America has been battered by Hurricane Sandy, aka Frankenstorm. Low lying coastland has largely been flloded across the Eastern Coast, whilst some of the mountainoius regions around Virginia, Carolina and Pennsylvania have had heavy snow fall. Web cams from some of the ski resorts have given amazing pictures to the area, but as you can imagine power is also limited in some areas. Here are a few of the web cams that are still up and running.

White Grass Snowcam - Virginia - 30th October

Beech Mountain - North Carolina - 30th October

Seven Springs - Pennsylvania - 30th October

Canaan Valley - West Virginia - 30th October

Arapahoe is Open! - Colorado 17th October

Telluride Ski Resort - Colorado - 12th October

Togwotee Pass - Wyoming - 15th October

If you have any pictures that you think should be added post them up on our Facebook Wall and we'll add them as we go along. By January we should have a healthy collection to keep you hungry until it's your turn to hit the slopes!

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